Peter Akkerman

Professional background

Peter Akkerman (1993) is one of the authors of the National Environmental Program (NMP). He has a background in diplomacy and security issues. After starting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he transitioned to sustainability. While peace and security are important, a livable Earth is the prerequisite. Addressing biodiversity loss, the climate crisis and environmental pollution are the challenges of our time, and Peter is passionately committed to tackling them. Peter enjoys working with young people and is the founder of the Youth Environmental Council, chairman of the foundation Bos dat van zichzelf is, and the creator of Serendipity, an app for green cities (under development). He is also one of the organizers of the Symposium 50 Years of environmental policy (2021), the National Environmental Day 2022 – Limits to Growth – and the National Environmental Day 2023 on planetary justice. Additionally, Peter is a creative thinker with thousands of ideas, a lover of good conversations, a networker, a history enthusiast, and an animal lover with a deep appreciation for nature.

Personal motto

He who does not dare does not win.